Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

'Open your mind, open your heart, welcome to success'


Lees Hall Woods

Welcome to Lees Hall Woods' class page on our school website.


Here you will be able to see our exciting learning activities that we get up to with Mrs Smith and Mrs Knowles.


Our first topic in the Autumn term will be 'Changing our World', with this we will find out about British settlements created by theAnglo Saxons.

We will also carry out many challenges to try and answer our philosophical question,

'Is it ever alright to invade another country?'


Watch this space...





Welcome to Lees Hall! 

Class Teacher: Mrs. S. F. Smith.

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. J. Knowles.


Our class motto : 'Be the Change You want to See'!


Reading is our number 1 priority! In class we love to read and value the knowledge and the skills it gives us! Reading literacy is crucial to functioning well in adult life. We are having a half-termly 'Bug Club' competition, where the child who has read the most books receives a reward!   

This term our topic has had a history theme and we have been studying ' Britain's Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots'. The children have produced lots of wonderful 'historical' writing, created illuminated letters and outstanding homework projects! 

In literacy we have created newspaper articles based on the events in Beowulf.



We are learning how to calculate the perimeter and area of simple 2D shapes and compound rectilinear shapes.

We have had lots of fun investigating and making different shapes to calculate the perimeter.  We have been using Lego, cubes and geoboards. 


We have developed our measuring skills by using rulers to measure different simple and rectilinear shapes.


Using the book ‘Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A mathematical story’ we have deepened our skills by investigating word based problems.


Science: Our New topic is : Properties of Materials

We will be learning to:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials based on their properties.
  •  Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
  •  Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
  •  Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda..



Re: Belonging!

Our focus will be studying Scripture that shows how we are called, by God, to belong to His family. We will learn of the rights and responsibilities of being 'called'.

Keep a  look out on our blog for further news and learning updates!


We visited a Jewish Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish religion and their history.




For Armistice Day each child created a poppy as a symbol of Remembrance

Armistice day this year marked the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.





For Anti-bullying Week we came to school in odd socks to celebrate our individuality and what makes us all unique!




In ICT we have been learning about algorithms. 

Using a paint program we have created some Christmas themed algorithmic artwork.


Anglo-Saxon Open Event Tuesday 18th December 2018




In preparation for Lees Hall Anglo-Saxon themed open afternoon we have been baking rye bread, honey nut cakes and vegetable stew.




Anglo- Saxon Feasting and Entertainment!

Spring Term: Exploring Antarctica!

During this term we have focused on our geography topic 'Antarctica'! We have located Antarctica on a world map, discovered it's physical features and the amazing fact that Antarctica does not have a permanent population!

Locating Antarctica on a world map!

Amazing art with Mrs. Knowles! The Aurora Australis in pastels

We trekked our way across the frozen heart of Antarctica, with the help of our courageous guide: Ernest Shackleton! You wouldn't believe the adventures that we had!

Mr. Fidler's Literacy Lessons: Writing to apply to be part of Shackleton's Crew! Then we became interviewers and interviewees...

It's hard work calculating the salaries of the crew! Who should get what?

Science with Mr. Fidler: Dissecting a tulip to learn about plant reproduction!

Fantastic Gymnastics! Thank you Mr. Fidler!

Good old British Values! Could you order them in terms of importance?

Ready, Steady, Book! Thank you Mrs. Knowles!


Oasis and Library time!

KS 2 Global Summit

Last day of term and what a great way to start the day - Sweet French Breakfast Crepes and Chocolate Spread!

Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

'Open your mind, open your heart, welcome to success'


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